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Clouds at the Corcoran

Clouds at the Corcoran

Saturday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m- 12 p.m. 

5-7 year olds

Soar up, up, and away to explore the different types of clouds floating in the Corcoran! Discover the variety of ways to visually represent clouds in the special exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud, then use your sky-high inspiration to create your own mixed-media clouds in the studio. For more information, visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/clouds-at-the-corcoran.

Making the Indoors Fun!

The freezing temperatures have turned long walks with your dog into quick sprints to get in and out of the cold. But being indoors with your pet can be fun too. Here are some alternatives to outdoor exercise that can help keep your dog entertained and keep you inside your cozy, heated house:

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Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

From Fairfax County Department of Family Services:

According to the Farmers' Almanac, our area will have an average winter this year. Although area schools often shut down when it snows, most businesses stay open. This means parents often face a child care dilemma on snow days when they have to work but elementary schools are closed. The Fairfax County Office for Children can help families find care for their children this winter.

"The key is to plan ahead and arrange for care now, before it snows," says the Office for Children’s Acting Director Anne-Marie Twohie. She explains that parents can find child care professionals near their home or office on the Office for Children’s Web site.

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Home 4 the Holidays: Fairfax County Animal Shelter Event

Home 4 the Holidays: Fairfax County Animal Shelter Event

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is offering free spaying and neutering for the first 100 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies adopted during the month of December. This special offer is part of the Home 4 the Holidays adoption celebration to get homeless animals into loving new homes in time for the holidays!

I went in today and spent some time looking at the available animals that are hoping to get adopted during this holiday season. Hearing them bark and cry was pretty upsetting and I wish that I could adopt them all, but I am not even allowed 1 pet in my apartment. However, you can help! You can search online for pets available for adoption. Just go to www.petharbor.com, type in the zip code 22030 or your own zip code and click on Adopt a Pet. Check the box for Fairfax County Animal Services and “Use this Shelter List” and begin your search for whatever animal you are interested in adopting!

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.
 

Join the Artfully Philanthropic at the Dec. 10 Beyond Words Fashion & Art Show

Lisa Jones, The Lollipop Kids Foundation (LPK) and The Art Gallery partner to host its first charity fashion and art show, “Beyond Words”, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Art Gallery in the beautiful Washington Design Center, 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.